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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By VAShooter
Bumping this thread. I have replaced teh beer...

Bumping this thread. I have replaced teh beer line , replaced all O rings in kegs, ran PBW and Starsan through lines and kegs...the off flavor tatse has greatly reduced but my brew smells bad. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By VAShooter
Cool - Thanks. My hope is that it will clear up...

Cool - Thanks. My hope is that it will clear up soon. I was hopeful that I would not get the advice to rack to a bucket; clean the keg and then rack back to the keg. Not sure that the risk is worth...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By VAShooter
I think I racked too soon....

After 2.5 weeks in the primary and consistant hydrometer readings I racked to a keg, dry hopped for a week and then put the CO2 on it.

I'm fearful that I racked too soon and that I'll have a...
Forum: General Techniques 05-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By VAShooter
Thanks! I was going to leave the hop bag in...

Thanks! I was going to leave the hop bag in there while cold crashing. However, I'll just dry hop for 5-7 days - remove hop bag and then cold crash.
Forum: General Techniques 05-21-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By VAShooter
Dry Hop / Cold Crash suggestions

**Disclaimer: I'm new to kegging and cold crashing.

I brewed Northern Brewer's Chinook IPA 2 weeks ago. The yeast has finished up after 2 weeks in the primary so yesterday I racked to keg and dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By VAShooter
Im using 1056 for the first time right now on...

Im using 1056 for the first time right now on Norther Brewers Chinook IPA. I ferment in a swamp cooler and my temps fluctuate from 62 to 66.

By they way that yeast is a hog. Been burping every...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By VAShooter
Thanks guys. I havent used any software so I'll...

Thanks guys. I havent used any software so I'll roll with 5 gallons.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By VAShooter
Northern brewer batch size help

Hi All - I'm doing my first kit from Norther Brewer ( Chinook IPA). I'm trying to figure out the batch size ( 5, 5.25, or 5.5 gallons ) that i should use in order to calculate my sparge water / pre...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By VAShooter
I vision Charlie Papazian doing a PSA commercial...

I vision Charlie Papazian doing a PSA commercial for S.W.A.N. Stop Wort Abuse Now
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By VAShooter
I tried this tonight and what a difference! ...

I tried this tonight and what a difference! However, I still get a trace of it but nothing like I had. The small amount in the line rendered an entire pint undrinkable....unreal! Now it's atleast...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By VAShooter
I bought it used from a guy that won it. He...

I bought it used from a guy that won it. He never used it as a kegerator but as a mini fridge. So teh lines are new.....but had been sitting around unused for a coupel years.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By VAShooter
I have not tried that. Interesting thought...

I have not tried that. Interesting thought though. I'll give it a shot tonight. Would the line make it smell like crap too? If it is the line that is the culprit would getting a new line help?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By VAShooter
Considering dumping my first kegged batch

Brand new to kegging - just bought a kegerator 2 weeks ago.

Unfortunatly I wasnt informed about proper cleaning of my first keg until it was too late. I know know about PBW and oxyclean. All I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,121
Posted By VAShooter
That was awesome. burping breadsticks

That was awesome. burping breadsticks
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-16-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,019
Posted By VAShooter
Subscribed. I just bought my first keg and the...

Subscribed. I just bought my first keg and the beer smells funky but actually doesnt taste near as bad as it smells.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By VAShooter
I am still debating on what to do. Keezer - buy...

I am still debating on what to do. Keezer - buy a kegerator etc. I have a spare fridge in the garage so short term i will likely just get 2 kegs and keep them in that fridge. The verdict is still...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By VAShooter
Ready to start kegging

After bottling roughly 200 bottles over the past 3 weeks....I have grown more and more jealous of those who keg. I've decided that I want to start kegging but dont know the first thing about it.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,013
Posted By VAShooter
Bumping this to get some sparging ideas on an...

Bumping this to get some sparging ideas on an upcoming brew. I am trying to hone in on my sparge techniques. I've fly sparged a few times but hate the time it adds to my brew day....although i did...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By VAShooter
Bumping this.....Any help is appreciated. From...

Bumping this.....Any help is appreciated. From what I've researched it looks like I go with 2.3 CO2 volumes just want to make sure I dont over / under carb this thing.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 03-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 73,868
Posted By VAShooter
Bottle Priming

I am getting ready to bottle this bacth. Tasty brew calculates 4oz of priming sugar. Just curious what amounts others primed with.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-21-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By VAShooter
Priming for beer style

I am planning on using tastybrew and / or brew smith to calculate my priming amounts but wanted to make sure I select the proper beer style.
This is a Red Rye Ale. I'm pretty sure I'd select...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By VAShooter
I had the same issue on a heffe lastnight. I...

I had the same issue on a heffe lastnight. I have an air compressor and was able to blow compressed air through the valve. Just make sure you have the lid on the tun if you do this.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By VAShooter
Thanks - so my preboil volume was 7 gallons. I...

Thanks - so my preboil volume was 7 gallons. I collected 5 gallons.

60 minute boil with only 1 oz of hops ( its a heffe ).

Also, I use a bag to strain the wort from kettle to primary so I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-18-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By VAShooter
Efficiency Blunder

I've been trying to dial in on my efficiency numbers and stumbled a bit last night.

As I was pitching the yeast, I remembered that I forgot to get get a OG reading. :o However, I did get a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By VAShooter
Boil question

My hop schedule calles for 2 additions. 1@ 45 & 1 @ 10. Does that mean its only a 45 minute boil?
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